I was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover for The Listowel children's festival. A wonderful excuse to come up with some colourful characters.
Black & White
Character studies for a dog called Scruff
'Zim Zam Zoom!'
'Zim Zam Zoom!' is a poetry picture book I had the great pleasure of illustrating, written by James Carter and published by Otter-Barry Books. It is wonderful collection of poems featuring a grumpy dragon, pirates, a higgledy-piggledy farm and monsters amongst other things. It has been longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2017.
'Zim Zam Zoom!' Pirate Pete Spread
'Zim Zam Zoom!' Let's invent a Monster
'Zim Zam Zoom!' Hullabaloo spread
Frida at work
Character studies for an orangutan called George who is bored of eating bananas and has culinary aspirations.
'Zookeeper Zoe' a character created for Boots Opticians
Boots Opticians launched a UK wide campaign in 2016 to encourage parents and carers to get their children's eyesight tested.The book tells the story of a little girl called Zoe's day out at the zoo during which she unexpectedly has to step in and look after the animals. It contains a range of interactive eye check activities to help highlight if a child might need support with their vision.
Cover 'Zookeeper Zoe' for Boots Opticians UK
'Dublin Dips' illustration for 'VisitDublin' website
An illustrated landscape map of Dublin's coastline highlighting the top 6 swimming spots in Dublin for Irish Tourism websitewww.visitdublin.com
Oscar Wilde and Queen of Tarts characters for 'New in the Old City'
'New in the Old City' Map
I was commissioned to create a map to promote the wonderful 'old city' area in Temple Bar, Dublin and highlight the independent and unique businesses there. I added some characters such as Oscar Wilde beside the 'Gutter Book Shop' as the name of the shop is based on one of his quotes 'We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars'. I also added a shakespearian actor beside the 'Gaeity School of Acting', a yoga practitioner for Samadhi Yoga and a queen beside the 'Queen of Tarts'. I added elements which related to each business such as bespoke shoes, flowers, a typewriter and italian food.
A Dublin Fairytale
A picture book I wrote and illustrated called 'A Dublin Fairytale' published by The O'Brien Press 2015. It was nominated for the Irish Children's Book of the year award, 2015.
"Fiona’s on a journey to Granny’s house … … but who’s that following her through the streets of Dublin? Travel across the city with Fiona and her fantastic friends in this modern Dublin fairytale."
"...with beautiful, muted colour tones and excellent child-friendly artwork, this is a charming, evocative book for keeps..."